Earth and Planetary Science is the study of the Earth and other bodies in the solar system. At CNM, Geology is the focus of our Earth and Planetary Science program. Introductory courses study the planet Earth, including the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that act on these materials, the evolution of the continents and life through time, and the science behind environmental issues. This program is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science in Earth and Planetary Science from CNM and prepare a student to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science at the University of New Mexico. However, students from CNM seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. Students interested in transfer to UNM should consult the UNM Earth and Planetary Science Department. Students should always refer to the catalog of their intended transfer institution for admission, program, course, and graduation requirements. College catalogs are generally available online. Students should also consult an advisor at CNM.
Some courses are not eligible for Financial Aid. Please check the list here when considering a course.
Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.